It has been hailed by some as the best alternative to resolve gas shortages and foreign dependency but it comes at a price.
The British government has tried many means to persuade Brits that fracking will do more good than harm. It has offered bribes to communities and proposed changes to the law to allow the fracking companies to drill under people's homes without the need for permission.
The UK government continues to use the US as a good example for choosing fracking but some Americans are already paying a huge price in polluted water supplies and an increase in earth tremors.
The UK is a much smaller country and each area is precious. Do we really want to risk ruining any area of the UK?
Fracking companies such as Cuadrilla, now there's a good British name for you, have of course welcomed the House of Lords report. But those who oppose fracking in the UK have accused the Lords of cherry picking the best bits from fracking research.
As the House of Lords is full of none elected people why should they have any real input in the case of whether to frack or not?
Many laws pass through the House of Commons, and the Lords make amendments and in some ways have the final say.
However they are unelected, often former politicians and in too many cases have vested interests.
So again we ask, who stands to make the most money out of fracking?
What about you? Access WrongMove online to find out if your home could be at fracking risk. This writer entered her postcode and found out she could be at risk. This is what she learned:
"Your home is in one of the areas the government is considering for drilling and possible fracking. Greenpeace lawyers have revealed it is unlawful for companies to drill under your home without your permission or a statutory right. Doing so would be trespassing. Residents around the country are refusing permission for drilling and creating a legal block to fracking across the country. Add your name and say no to drilling under your home."
Having struggled for years to own a property that is very bad news. Elections are on the cards make sure you check out the potential risks to your property and add your voice to those telling Cameron et al to FRACK OFF!
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